November Sun, 1989
IN THE HOMESTRETCH-FLORIO LEADS BY 24 POINTS
Jim Florio, the Democratic candidate for governor has a substantial 24 point lead over his opponent Jim Courter, the Republican, going into Tuesday’s election. Florio continues to have stronger partisan support than Courter, and is heavily favored among independent voters.
October Thu, 1989
TRACKING THE ISSUES IN THE GUBERNATORIAL RACE: AUTO INSURANCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT REMAIN TOP CONCERNS
New Jersey voters continue to see auto insurance and protecting the environment as the two most important problems which the state’s next Governor will have to face, followed by the drug problem and taxes. In addition, regardless of what issue voters feel is most important, Democratic candidate Jim Florio is still seen as likely to do a better job of handling it than his Republican opponent Jim Courter, though by a slightly narrower margin than in September.
October Sun, 1989
FLORIO MAINTAINS LEAD OVER COURTER
Jim Florio, the Democratic candidate for governor holds a substantial 17 point lead over his opponent Jim Courter the Republican. The second gubernatorial debate and the candidates’ advertisements have not yet produced any significant momentum for the Republican. The latest Star Ledger/Eagleton Poll of 717 likely voters was conducted by telephone from October 12 to 19, 1989.
October Sun, 1989
NEW JERSEY VOTERS OPPOSE LAWS TO RESTRICT ABORTIONS; FLORIO FAVORED TO HANDLE THIS ISSUE
A large majority of New Jersey voters do not want new state laws or a constitutional amendment that restricts a woman’s right to an abortion. And, by a margin of more than two-to-one they say that Jim Florio, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate will do a better job handling the abortion issue than Jim Courter the Republican.